Mount Softball Hosts Cornell for Two Games on Tuesday

Mount Softball Hosts Cornell for Two Games on Tuesday

Mount St. Mary's (8-16, 0-2 NEC) vs. Cornell (8-12, 3-3 Ivy League)
Tuesday, April 2, 2018, 3:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Meadows Field, Emmitsburg, Md.


MOUNT UPDATE:  The Mount opened Northeast Conference play by falling in both ends of a doubleheader at defending champion Saint Francis U this past Saturday.  The Mount was held to just five hits in the two games.  The Mountaineers have struggled at the plate this season, posting a .201 average.  The Mount pitchers have compiled a 5.23 ERA in the 24 games.  Lindsay Heinze is the Mount's top hitter with a .313 average while leading the squad in both home runs (6) and RBI (20).  Jordan Weaver is 4-7 with a 4.37 ERA in 16 appearances (12 starts).

ABOUT THE BIG RED:  Cornell lost two of three games at Yale over the weekend to fall to 8-12 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League.  The Big Red defeated Yale, 5-3, in the final game of the three-game set.  Erin Rockstroh leads the team with a .456 average while Rebecca Kubena is hitting .412.  Rockstroh and Tori Togashi are tied for the team lead with 11 RBI.  Lisa Nelson is 5-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 11 appearances (10 starts).  Nelson has 54 strikeouts in 58.1 innings of work.  Cornell is 3-5 on the road this season.

THE ALL-TIME SERIES:  Cornell holds a 5-3-1 advantage in the all-time series that began with a doubleheader in 1995.  Cornell has won the past three matchups between the teams, including an 8-7 victory at the Mount's Our Lady of the Meadows Field on March 26, 2017.  Eight of the nine all-time meetings have been played at the Mount while the other was at a neutral site.

TURNING TWO:  The Mount has turned 19 double plays this season and is second in the nation with 0.79 double plays per game.  Rutgers leads the nation with 0.85 double plays per game.  Last year, the Mount turned 15 double plays for the year.

CHECKING THE CAREER NUMBERS:  Lindsay Heinze leads the Mount with six home runs this season, giving her 16 for her Mount career.  Heinze is now sixth all-time at the Mount with her 16 home runs, just one behind Cat Clifford, who hit 17 from 2011-14.  Heinze also has 27 career two-base hits, and she is tied for seventh all-time at the Mount with her 27 career doubles.

UP NEXT:  The Mount has a pair of Northeast Conference doubleheaders this weekend.  The Mount hosts Sacred Heart for two games on Saturday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. for the team's annual Pink Game.  The Mount welcomes Robert Morris to Our Lady of the Meadows Field to two games on Sunday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m.